I’m a little late to the party as I’ve been focusing some attention elsewhere today but I wanted to comment on the Davis Drewiske pickup before I switch my brain permanently over to tonight’s season opener for the Blue Jays. Drewiske may seem like a bargain bin pickup to some (and lets muddy the waters a little by agreeing on some level), but there is some upside to Drewiske that makes this pickup a little bit of a sleeper for me. The Habs send the Kings a 5th round pick. In exchange they get a guy who has good size to go along with 126 NHL games to add a little insurance for a D crops that has featured rookies as the 6th defenseman for the last month or so. Drewiske isn`t the type of player you`re going to count on to give you offensive jump or to lead your team, but there is value in having a guy with size and work ethic on your club. This town loves Josh Gorges for his heart, and while Drewiske certainly has never had the natural talent to earn a huge paycheck in the NHL, he`s got a little bit of Gorges in his game. He`s a high effort guy who couldn`t crack the King`s deep top 6. The trade gives Montreal a guy who will fight for an opportunity to stick in a role which is exactly what they need once the games get physical. I like this trade a lot because it cost the Habs almost nothing in terms of future prospects, and could pay off real value once the games get more violent.
Go Habs Go!!